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Computers back up at OIA amid nationwide flight delays

NEW YORK — Passengers on six major airlines experienced delays Monday morning due to systemwide computer outages.

Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines were affected, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. American Airlines also reported technical issues.

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At the Orlando International Airport, there were several cancellations and delays. However, at about 7:20 a.m., airport officials said the computers were up and running and passengers began boarding their flights.

“I’m kind of surprised so many planes are delayed. I travel every week for work, so, this is pretty significant,” passenger Steven Taylor said.

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“There's currently a technology issue that's impacting our operation this morning,” the company said in a Tweet.
Other carriers, such as,  Delta and American Airlines also reported significant delay, which have since been fixed.

Update 8:40 a.m. EDT April 1: The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed in a tweet that the issues have been resolved.

Update 8:25 a.m. EDT April 1: Officials confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a technical issue that caused flight delays for multiple airlines was resolved Monday morning.

"A brief third-party technology issue prevented some Delta Connection flights from being dispatched on time this morning has been resolved," Delta said in a statement to "No cancellations are expected due to the issue and our teams are working to resolve some resulting delays. We apologize to customers for any inconvenience."

Update 8:10 a.m. EDT April 1: Delta and American airlines are telling some passengers on social media that the problem has been resolved.

Update 7:31 EDT April 1: American Airlines tweeted that a system called AeroData "is currently experiencing a technical issue that is impacting multiple carriers, including a few of our regional carriers."

According to WHNT, AeroData is "used to calculate the weight and balance of flights."

United, Alaska and JetBlue airlines also are experiencing delays, the station reported.

Original report: Southwest and Delta airlines tweeted early Monday that flights across the country are experiencing delays due to technical difficulties.

About 6:30 a.m., both airlines were responding to tweets from angry customers who said their flights had been temporarily grounded by a systemwide computer outage.

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Although it wasn't immediately clear what system was experiencing a technical glitch, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson tweeted that a Delta pilot told him that "the system that gives them clearance paperwork" was down.

At 7:15 a.m. EDT, Southwest tweeted to a passenger in Chicago that the problem had been resolved.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.